London a capital idea when it comes to romantic destinations

London has got a timely Valentine’s Day boost by coming out on top as the most ideal place for a romantic getaway in the United Kingdom.

London tops as a romantic destination in the UK

London came out on top as the romantic destination in the UK. Image by Maurice / CC BY 2.0

A new survey by has seen the English capital come out ahead of last year’s winner, The Lake District in Cumbria.

A clear 18% of those asked said London was the ideal place to bring their romantic partner, which was 3% ahead of the runner-up, the Evening Standard reports.

Cornwall came next on 7% just ahead of both the Cotswalds and Edinburgh (6% each), in the top five areas. In the remaining top ten slots, Shakespeare country in Stratford-Upon-Avon was sixth with 5% with York seventh on 4% while Devon, Bristol and Cardiff completed the top ten venues for romantic destinations.

Ironically while London was voted the most romantic city in the UK, it was also voted the third least romantic destination.

The undesirable crown of being the least romantic city was Hull with Birmingham close behind.

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